Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Health Care Freedom Compact Bill SB 1593

Gov. Brewer vetoed SB 1593, the Health Care Freedom Compact Act, which would have allowed out-of-state companies to write health-insurance policies in Arizona and waived Arizona’s 32 insurance mandates, which require insurers to cover a host of treatments and services.

(ABC News)

Brewer said in her veto letter that part of her opposition was because the mandate change was added at the end of the session without full public hearings and was “not subject to the typical public input that such major policy decisions should receive.”

AZ Central reported –

Arizona not only has a new state firearm, it also can start raising private money to build a fence along the Arizona-Mexico border can establish a state guard for any reason.

But the state will not be limiting its spending, entering into a health-care freedom compact with other states, requiring Phoenix and Tucson to seek outside bids for major projects or waiving insurance mandates.

Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday signed 28 bills into law and vetoed four. There are still 58 sitting on her desk. She has through Monday to sign them into law, veto them or do nothing and allow them to become law.

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